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Old May 2nd 03, 18:43   #11
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Re: Scare Tactics?

I like it.
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Old May 2nd 03, 19:05   #12
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Re: Scare Tactics?

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People will be happy to know that SciFi pulled Tremors but apparently Scare Tactics is still on the air.

From the Lee at the SFTV news list:

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Tremors
3/28/03 1.8 (avg for 2 hours)
4/04/03 1.2
4/11/03 1.3
4/18/03 1.2
4/25/03 0.8

Scare Tactics (Avg for hour)

4/04/03 1.5
4/11/03 1.3
4/18/03 1.2
4/25/03 0.8



Hmm, looks like a trend there. Down. Think Sci-Fi/Hammer will learn, or will they just throw a different piece of schlock against the wall, to see if it sticks?
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Old May 3rd 03, 02:20   #13
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Re: Scare Tactics?

This makes me think of that one Farside strip where the kid's pushing on the door when he should be pulling on it. Much like that, Sci-Fi's pushing where they SHOULD be pulling, but they just won't learn..... And that sounded really dumb. True, but dumb.

And why not drop Scare Craptics too? Both SC and Tremors apparently reached the same low in ratings, so it makes no sense to toss one and keep the other. And as it was, I SORT OF liked Tremors. It was okay, but I've seen better shows. MUCH better. It's like getting a piece of cake when you wanted pie. Sure, maybe it tastes alright, but you KNOW that pie was gonna be better.

And HERE'S an idea! Why don't they just dump all the crap they've been airing and start airing reruns of the shows that were actually good in primetime slots, i.e. Lexx (do NOT say anything...), First Wave, Farscape (woooooo.... midnight..... yay), I-Man, etc. Sure, they're all old, and most of us have probably seen most of them several times through, but what the heck. Or better yet, the Sci-Fi HQ can burn down in a mysterious accident! Yeah!
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Old May 3rd 03, 06:50   #14
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Re: Scare Tactics?

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And why not drop Scare Craptics too?
Oh, sure! Give 'em an idea! Sheesh! Retitling the show to be "Scare Craptics" (where they literally scare the crap out of people).


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Both SC and Tremors apparently reached the same low in ratings, so it makes no sense to toss one and keep the other.
Maybe Scare Craptics costs them 5 cents per show to produce.


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And as it was, I SORT OF liked Tremors.
It's like sifting through trash to find something that's slightly enjoyable. Not worth the effort, for me anyway.


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And HERE'S an idea! Why don't they just dump all the crap they've been airing and start airing reruns of the shows that were actually good in primetime slots, i.e. Lexx (do NOT say anything...),
*muffled snicker*


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... First Wave,
UFO, Strange Luck, Brimstone, Special Unit 2, The Tick,


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...Farscape (woooooo.... midnight..... yay),
B5 & Crusade should be on at 10PM or 11PM.


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... I-Man, etc. Sure, they're all old, and most of us have probably seen most of them several times through, but what the heck. Or better yet, the Sci-Fi HQ can burn down in a mysterious accident! Yeah!
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Old May 3rd 03, 10:17   #15
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Maybe Scare Craptics costs them 5 cents per show to produce.
Got it in one.

Reality shows, generally speaking, are cheap.
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Old May 3rd 03, 12:12   #16
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yea, i agree with p10 see what little shannon is wearing...is she slutty or what? I never dressed like that!

well....not on tv at least...
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It's like sifting through trash to find something that's slightly enjoyable. Not worth the effort, for me anyway.
Hey. I had nothing better to do on Friday between 9 and 10. It was the exact same thing with BS... well, initially at least. It all comes from habit.

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*muffled snicker*
What can I say? It's good to watch some crazy and stupid stuff every now and then.

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UFO, Strange Luck, Brimstone, Special Unit 2, The Tick,
I totally agree with the shows I recall and watched, i.e. Strange Luck, Brimstone, and.... which Tick? Live-action or cartoon? Personally, I think the cartoon was waaaay better. Then again, I never got to catch the live-action one, so I suppose I'm just a TAD biased. And they should get the rights to Millennium while they're at it. I need a Frank Black fix.

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.... Sure. That'll work.
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Old May 4th 03, 23:25   #18
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What can I say? It's good to watch some crazy and stupid stuff every now and then.
I'm too much of a Vorlon to enjoy that. Maybe with enough beer, it'd be enjoyable. Maybe after a six pack....naah, not even then.


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.... which Tick? Live-action or cartoon? Personally, I think the cartoon was waaaay better. Then again, I never got to catch the live-action one, so I suppose I'm just a TAD biased.
The live action one. Warburton was great! Hell, the entire cast was great.
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Old May 4th 03, 23:43   #19
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Re: Scare Tactics?

Fah! Lexx was good. At least give it SOME respect for being able to finish. Not too many shows these days can say that, after all.

And although I never really got to watch it, I felt that some of the changes they made in the Tick series just weren't right. I doubt it impacted the show all THAT much, but still. Anyways, both shows met untimely fates, which is a shame.
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Fah! Lexx was good. At least give it SOME respect for being able to finish. Not too many shows these days can say that, after all.

And although I never really got to watch it, I felt that some of the changes they made in the Tick series just weren't right. I doubt it impacted the show all THAT much, but still. Anyways, both shows met untimely fates, which is a shame.
I could never stand Lexx, but found The Tick to be a hoot.


Patrick Warburton as The Tick
David Burke as Arthur
Liz Vassey as Captain Liberty
Nestor Carbonell as Batmanuel


The only one of the cast I found hard to take was David Burke as Arthur. The rest were great!
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